Terrain Cafe – Glen Mills

4.8
4839 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Terrain Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land. Using hand-selected local produce, meats, seafood, and dairy products, we take pride in creating seasonal menus using hand selected local produce, meats & dairy products at their peak of freshness, from farmers we know and trust. Our bright, open spaces reflect the beauty of nature, complementing a menu and culinary experience.

Guests are invited to BYOB. Please note any seating requests on the reservation and we will do our best to accommodate.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4839 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.9
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BrianS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passed this place a million times. We finally got around to going and it was fantastic. Such a cool atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. We will definitely make it a habit of going here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fabulous fabulous!!! Staff was great. Food was amazing!!! Ambiance is unique. Loved. Cannot wait to go back

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PaigeC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was late to my reservation by nearly 20 minutes because of an error I made in my calendar. They were so fantastic in accommodating my table and were very kind and understanding. Very clean, very relaxing ambience. They were fantastic and I am so excited to dine with them again.

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TiffanyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for the second time and loved our whole experience. The food was fresh and very tasty, we had the scallops, shrimp and grits, as well as the burger and fries. The coffee bar and dessert selection were outstanding but we were too full for dessert. They did a fabulous job with Covid precautions and the staff was helpful and attentive. One of our two servers was not outstanding, but he was still better than most, he just seemed in a hurry to leave and we had to wait for silverware as well as to order drinks, since we took advantage of BYOB and he was so quick but we wanted to order lemonades as well, which are OUTSTANDING here. We will be going back soon!

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Margaret
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal and ambiance. Highly recommend.

JK
JeffreyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only thing that was annoying is that you had to put your mask in a little paper bag
Didn’t make any sense !

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Kozimmer
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waitress could have been a little more friendly. I can’t remember her name. Hostess were lovely. Food was delicious. I got the breakfast board but I would have ordered something different as I’ve had that a few times. I was disappointed in the spring selections as almost every dish had asparagus in it. Are there no other spring veggies? I can understand using asparagus in a few dishes but it was literally in almost every offering. My brunch mates loved their selections. All in all always a good experience and I look forward to my next trip as we travel from Lancaster to get there. See you son!

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Hakan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful, almost tranquil atmosphere. Great service and excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Terrain a number of times. Each time I go, I wonder why we don't go more often.

The service is always great and the food is fantastic. We both had the seared tuna. The puree and peppers were a perfect combination for the tuna

The ambience provides a nice peaceful escape and look foward to another night out.

DG
DianaG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrain is a favorite when we go to Longwood. We love the creative and unique menu choices amidst the tropical decor. Our servers were polite. The hostess was welcoming. And the food and beverages...delish. Always a winner.

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MAnn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience from start to finish!

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LoisS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food selection was okay—-not much choice for “comfort foods”. But overall a wonderful experience

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Kroberts
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Server only came by to take our order and give our food and drinks. No check in at all to see if we needed anything.
The food was salty, and cold

$60 and we went to Chick-fil-A after to eat because we were hungry

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Cmlions
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great our server was very sweet and got everything right things just took a little while nothing against him we enjoyed our experience immensely

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Kristinabean
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. I always enjoy the delicious complimentary bread and seasonal butter.
The local ingredients truly stand out in their food.
Already looking for a reason to come back!

SC
vipSharonC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Easter dinner for 5. The Terrain burger and scallops were very good. The lamb was so tough, my individual who ordered it was unable to eat any of it. The third course of the 3-course meal was really poorly done - it lacked anything special. The shrimp and grits were tasteless. It was as if zero seasonings were used. The shrimp were just steamed with zero flavorings. Was going for a special meal that was above my typical price bracket and left disappointed.

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LeahN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best thing about this cafe is the atmosphere. Absolutely stunning. Food was good too but slightly pricy. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter. Lovely!

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vipAbsolutelyAmazing
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Easter Brunch outside and absolutely loved it. The food was fabluous and being BYOB we brought Champagne to enjoy with their fresh OJ. Service was also top-notch and table spacing was more than adequate. Yes we will be back!

BM
BrianM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, great spot for a date or a family meal!

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EricS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so cute! I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and I was blown away. The ambiance was great, so much foilage and cute decor really set the atmosphere. Looking forward to dining here again!

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal with great service! Everyone was so nice. Will be coming back!

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GiaTs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was elevated and delicious! This has become my go-to place to bring family and friends from out of town.

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vipCassieR
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and ambiance were superb. We waited 20 minutes past our reservation time However for our table to be ready and our entrees took over an hour to come out. The staff was apologetic and friendly so it worked out. However if you’re on a lunch break or time crunch I would advise take out and sit outside and enjoy the scenery.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was beautiful and the service was easy yet attentive. Such a great spot for my first lunch out in a while.

BM
BobM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was creative and food was delicious.
Wonderful setting makes for a divine experience.

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LisaY
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. All staff was very pleasant and cheery and professional without being stuffy.
Food outstanding!!!!!
Very kind in addressing a personal request regarding my husbands’s challenged hearing.

Never disappointed when we visit.

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James
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service at socially-distanced tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was good! No complaints!

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is very fresh, very tasty, reasonably priced! Waitresses are always nice here. One thing to note, there are 2 "seating areas" so if you want to be in the greenhouse space (personally it's got better ambiance/is prettier!), you might want to specifically request that. Our party was a group of 5 people, so we had to wait a little bit to make sure we could eat in the greenhouse area.

KS
KathleenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always.

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vipJacqueline
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Something missing now. Waitress distracted. Had to request silverware n salt n pepper. Luncheon salad greens did not appear "fresh", wilted tasteless arugula accompanied by Spartan cubes of dried out cheese, less than amount of pecans in dish. High price for offering which was barely satisfactory. One very small loaf of warm bread in clay flower pot served to 3 guests. Questioned former reputation to myself. Music overhead table exceptionally loud. May not return soon.

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AliciaC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and ambiance was amazing. Please please please let's talk about the food. It was my wife birthday and she is a French toast fanatic. The French toast, coffee, fresh baked bread and home made butter. Ooh I can't forget the breakfast board. All was outstandingly amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We read afterward that they had good bread but we never got any. There were only three scallops for $30 with no sides at all. They had the door open on a cold night because of Covid protocol but no other restaurant does that. Would not go back and I don’t know why people like it as much as they do.

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Pamb
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

My issue with this place has nothing to do with the food or service but their management at the store. My wife had our first child 6 weeks ago and we made Terrain our very first solo outing away from the baby for her birthday.

I called Terrain and Terrain cafe for 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Monday) trying to get anyone to answer the phone. I went as far as to leave a voice mail with my name and number asking them to please call me back so I could confirm our reservation. Nobody ever answered or called back. When we arrived we had a late lunch which we both agreed felt rushed, and then after lunch we were told that the store and cafe were in fact closing early that day and we would have to hurry up and head out.

It was so disappointing to have driven almost 2 hours, gotten a babysitter, and taken time off of work to come enjoy this location and then be rushed out. I would be understanding if I hadn’t had the forethought to call over and over again to avoid exactly what happened. If you’re a major store like you are you should have someone answering your phones or at the very least updating your website.

We sat in their parking lot after being rushed out and on their website AND google it was listed as being open until 8pm for the cafe and the store would be open until 6pm. They told us we had to be out by 5 and made sure we were.

We love this store and cafe and have been coming for years. It sucks that what was supposed to be a special day out was unnecessarily cut short. We could have easily adjusted our plans if anyone had just answered their phone in 3 entire days. I’d still recommend but do yourself a favor and make sure they’re actually open the hours they say they are before making any long trip there.

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Opentablereviewer
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was poor. It was my daughters birthday and we got stuck at the worst table. Good was just plunked down in front of us. My daughter was hit by a server passing by our table. So excited to try but very disappointed with the entire experience.

JP
JanetP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Made open table reservation, couldn’t be seated in greenhouse. The grilled cheese was almost burnt, hard to eat. We had to ask for water refills.

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Dick
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Different food, more to the vegetarian side, but dome meat. All was good.

MP
MariaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch selection. You can never go wrong with the breakfast board and we loved the French toast!

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SlaterC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrain in Glen Mills has it all! Great food, great service, and most of all great ambiance! We’re moving away from the area and just had to go one more time before leaving. You can be sure we will be back if we’re in the area in the future.

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